Kodak Question

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by long eddy, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. long eddy

    long eddy Guest

    Hello all,
    I have a three year old Kodak LS420 camera which works fine.

    I recharge the batteries on a docking station and upload the files to my
    hard drive on the same docking station as well.

    The software that this camera uses is:
    Kodak Picture Software 1.4

    My computer is a Dell PC on Win 98 / PIII @ 350mhz w/ 128mb RAM

    I recently purchased an 8 in 1 Card Reader from Kodak in the event that the
    docking station dies.

    In the package from Kodak was new software called:

    Kodak EasyShare Version 3.4.2

    Today, I dumped the old Kodak Picture software - 1.4 - from my computer and
    installed the new version of 3.4.2

    Not good.

    I could not get the computer to install - it froze - and after five attemps,
    I had to get into Safe Mode to dump Kodak 3.4.2

    After speaking with five people from Kodak Support, they said that 3.4.2 is
    no longer supported (eventhough I received the Card Reader from Kodak with
    3.4.2 yesterday!) and that I should download Kodak Version 5.2 by going to:


    If I want to use my Kodak LS420 digital camera with both the docking station
    *and* the card reader - should I dump 1.4 and now download and install 5.2?

    Kodak has said that I should not have both versions on my hard drive.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

    long eddy, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. long eddy

    miles Guest

    Not sure why the card reader shipped with the older software. The
    latest version of EasyShare will work with both the card reader and
    docking station.

    If you had a newer computer with Windows XP you would not need Easyshare
    at all. While some people like it, I've found transferring directly
    with Windows works well and is easy.

    You could also plug your camera directly into your computers USB port
    bypassing both the card reader and docking station.
    miles, Feb 2, 2006
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  3. Transferring images directly from the camera to the PC is
    fraught with danger, unless you are powering the camera on an A.C. power
    supply. If the battery discharges or stumbles during the transfer, all
    your in-camera memory card images could be wiped out. Be careful.

    Morton Linder, Feb 3, 2006
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    Sammy Guest

    Sheesh!! Morton, didn't we just go
    through this with a long and extended
    thread? Consensus of the submissions
    seemed to be that this 'might' be
    possible, but highly unlikely. To say
    it is "fraught with danger" is
    unreasonable paranoia and fear mongering!

    Sammy, Feb 3, 2006
  5. long eddy

    miles Guest

    By direct I meant using just normal windows XP features rather than some
    3rd party software such as EasyShare.

    I have at times connected my camera to the USB port of my PC to transfer
    and have had the batteries die part way through. The only photo messed
    up is the very last one transferred and only the PC's copy of it.
    Camera card has always been just fine. I rarely use a card reader and
    instead use the docking station. A card reader is just one more thing
    to plug into my PC and clutter my already over crowded desk up! Plus I
    don't like having to constantly remove the card from the camera.
    miles, Feb 3, 2006
  6. long eddy

    long eddy Guest


    That's what I did for the time being.

    However, if the docking station dies and I want to use the 8 in 1 card
    reader, I'm trying to figure out whether the newer Kodak software - 5.2 -
    will be compatible with my Dell / Win98 / P III @ 350 mhz / 128mb RAM.

    On the Kodak site - it says that 5.2 is is compatible with Win98.

    long eddy, Feb 3, 2006
  7. long eddy

    Ron Baird Guest

    Hi Ron,

    I guess you are right, but more than likely any of the newer software
    available today will do the same thing. I guess my point was that it
    will work if he wants to wait long enough. I have been trying to work on
    an old laptop that my Daughter got from her Sister. Tedious! But it
    works. On a modem connection as well. Paitence is golden and will pay
    off if you have no other options.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Feb 7, 2006
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